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 2/14/2007 12:07 PM
 
Hail Great Ladies of the Forum*! Have been a lurker for several months now and have learned so much about the RV lifestyle from you. You are a great bunch and so supportive of each other. We are not on the road yet but we’re fix’n to.
I was born and raised in Michigan; married the love of my life at 19 and moved to Ohio; had a daughter and a son and life was good. Then my DH hauled us off to Florida for 27 long years. Can’t say that Florida wasn’t good to us but I never adjusted to the heat and humidity and ROACHES!
Son grew up, married, moved to Illinois and has five children. We visited friends in Missouri and fell in love with the area – moved here in 2001. Daughter is a teacher and lives in town not too far from us; she is still waiting for Mr. Right to show up on her doorstep. My heart aches for her because she really would like a husband and family.
DH has a lawn and garden equipment repair business and I raise, purchase, and sell produce at our roadside stand and life is good – for the most part. One Friday evening last fall after a normal week of very long hours, DH and I were sitting on the porch with a couple of cold ones. I asked him if he wanted to keep doing this till we dropped. He said no and what did I have in mind. I showed him an article in the paper that had come that day about two couples who had sold everything and went on the road fulltime as workampers fully expecting him to say no way. He read the article and asked me how soon I wanted to leave. ‘Bout fell out of my chair. So we have been using every bit of spare time these past months gathering information on rigs, job potential, etc. We listed our property and businesses for sale and now we are waiting for the buyer to show up. Sure hope he does so before it’s time to plant gardens again – depending on the moon’s cycle, potatoes go in around St. Patty’s day.
My interests are growing things and genealogy and I love southern gospel music. So that’s my story – and I’m sticking to it. Just so glad to be here - Marilyn
*Great Ladies of the Forum is my DH’s name for you all – he inquires about your welfare every evening after I check the forum. In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

Never take away anyone's hope; that may be all they have. (Anon)
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 2/14/2007 3:06 PM
 
What a pleasant surprise your DH gave you!!!
So, when are you "taking off"...grin...
I know you have lots to do before then.... but sounds like to me y'all are ready for full-timing...
Good luck on heading on out there to a marvelous free world!! :)

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 2/14/2007 4:43 PM
 
oh my,.... to have had a husband like yours! You are soooooooooo lucky,...he's a KEEPER! (unlike the one I had,..hee hee...)
Welcome to you and your hubby who is probably reading over your shoulder! Glad you are with us!
I'm still at home,... in the middle of the great Valentine's Day Blizzard of '07! 20 inches of snow and still coming on harder than ever!
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"One's world expands and contracts in direct proportion to one's courage"....Anais Nin.
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 2/14/2007 5:44 PM
 
Welcome Marilyn and DH - glad you decided to quit lurking and jump in.
I hope you can sell quickly and get on the road with us!
Thanks for sharing so much about yourselves. Feel as if I know you. And if you bring me some fresh vegies from the garden, we'll be friends for life :) But, hopefully, you'll sell long before that can happen. Smiling is contagious - try it!
Bethers

--------------------------- Once your reputation is ruined, you can live life quite freely :) (old German saying) Bethers
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 2/14/2007 6:08 PM
 
Lurking has lots going for it- you can take time to figure out how to do things.
I hope you find a buyer soon, but if not, let us know where to go for all that fresh produce.
Welcome and good luck, Carole
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 2/14/2007 6:38 PM
 
Welcome Marilyn and DH. One of the trips you take could be to Salt Lake City for Geneology. They are really geared up for RVers. Most of the campsites have a shuttle that will take you to the Family Center at the Temple so you wouldn't have to worry about getting there. I've been tracing my Scottish heritage and know that I have to follow the green line painted on the floor to get to the room where Scottish stuff is stored. Just think you could follow your ancesters trail and visit until you get to the port where the boat docked! Wouldn't that be a Journal to do for the kids. 1984 Class A Allegro(Miss Piggy) Jean the Scot Bogie the Pit (rescued) Shona the Calico Cat

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 2/14/2007 8:51 PM
 
Thanks for the warm welcome ladies. I feel like I know you from reading the forums all this time. DH doesn't like to read over my shoulder so he sits on the other side of the room and wants to know what I am exclaiming over or laughing at. I always call him over to see the pictures of your fur babies - we both love animals. We don't have any pets right now but the neighbors' two labs and labradoodle spend a lot of time at our shop. They're kinda like grandchildren - we can enjoy them and then send them home at the end of the day. Again, thanks for words of welcome. In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

Never take away anyone's hope; that may be all they have. (Anon)
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 2/15/2007 8:04 PM
 
Welcome Marilyn! And welcome to your hubby, too. Join in whenever, and enjoy! '05 Monaco Knight 34ft '04 Jeep Liberty Sam the cat with Attitude Chewy the wannabe

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain. '05 Monaco Knight 34ft (Hope) '04 Jeep Liberty (JipJip) Sam the cat with Attitude Chewy the Land Shark
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 2/16/2007 11:08 PM
 
What a nice intro! Welcome and keep telling us what you're doing. It's such an exciting transition. I met a couple who workkamp in florida in the winter and "house sit" in maine in the summer. Sounds like the best of both worlds in a way, doesn't it?
However you work it out, you'll love the flexibility and adventure of it all. So nice that you both agree!!!! karen live for the moment

karen live for the moment "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." - AA Milne
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 2/17/2007 5:15 AM
 
Marilyn....Welcome!!! My hubby states that I now have a few dozen more sisters here and he just laughs cause it just reminds him of our visits with my own siblings.....and the gals here will make you feel like you've known them you whole life....I have been posting and visiting for a little over a month and have learned much and made a whole bunch of new friends.....we've been full-timing a little over 3 years and still learning.....so pull up a chair and jump in at anytime....
Lori Lots of camping enjoyment on the road...in a little bitty living space. '04 Shamrock 17' hybrid camper '05 Ford F-150

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